Japanese Underground Cinema Program 5
Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 6:45 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following film:
The Deserted Archipelago
1969. Japan. Directed by Katsu Kanai. Screenplay by Kanai, Yuji Yamazaki, Yuki Miyata. With Kazumi Kushida, Yoshihiro Kato, Shinichi Iwata, Jushin Sato. Kanai’s debut is a landmark in experimental narrative cinema. Upon reaching adolescence, a young man escapes the monastery where he suffered a tortured childhood. During his flight, he encounters strange deities, including overgrown babies played by the performance artists Zero-Jigen and his own doppelganger, spawned in an utterly creepy manner. Courtesy the filmmaker. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 56 min.
In the Film exhibition Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema, 1960–1986
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